Oswego County Fishing Report

This report was written on February 6, 2018

Oswego River report

The water flow has been running around 12,000cfs for the last couple of days. This morning it is flowing at 12,700cfs. There has not been much activity on the river. Anglers who brave the colder temperatures and wind chill will likely find some steelhead and brown trout.

Notice: The bridge to Leto Island is closed, and there are mandatory personal flotation device (PFD) zones on the river. For more information, view the Brookfield Varick Fish Safely Brochure below.

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Click here for the current water flow.

Salmon River report:

According to Whitaker’s Sport Shop & Motel:

On Monday, we had scattered lake effect snow showers throughout the day and the temperature was in the teens. In the morning slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river. The few anglers we spoke with fished the upper end of the river between Altmar and Pineville. Anglers who have been fishing the Lower Fly Zone have had success while dead drifting with nymphs or using single egg patterns under a strike indicator. In the mid to upper section of river anglers who are bottom bouncing or float fishing have had success with pink worms, egg sacs and beads.

According to the Douglaston Salmon Run:

We did not have any anglers on the Run yesterday but it’s likely that slush would have been an issue most of the day with the real feel air temperatures in the single digits most of the day. The flows remain at 750cfs through midnight tonight. We picked up around 5-6 inches of snow over the last 48 hours but the trails have been cleared to the steps and the steps have been shoveled. More snow is expected on Wednesday.

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Oneida Lake report:

Anglers are continuing to enjoy the good conditions on Oneida Lake. Reports indicate 2-5 or 6 inches of snow on the ice in some areas.  An area-wide snow is predicted for tomorrow with several inches expected. Some anglers found a tough bite but there were a few nice catches of perch with a few walleye also taken. 

Sandy Pond report:

Anglers are continuing to take advantage of good ice conditions on the pond. The area has received some snow over the last few days and more is expected through Thursday. Anglers are finding perch, walleye and Northern pike.